Most Popular Portuguese-Language Feature Films
City of God
Two boys growing up in a violent neighborhood of Rio de Janeiro take different paths: one becomes a photographer, the other a drug dealer. Dir: Fernando Meirelles, Kátia Lund With: Alexandre Rodrigues, Matheus Nachtergaele, Leandro Firmino Crime | Drama 130 mins.
1997, Captain Nascimento has to find a substitute for his occupation while trying to take down drug dealers and criminals before the Pope comes to Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Dir: José Padilha With: Wagner Moura, André Ramiro, Caio Junqueira Action | Crime | Drama | Thriller 115 mins.
Elite Squad: The Enemy Within
After a prison riot, former-Captain Nascimento, now a high ranking security officer in Rio de Janeiro, is swept into a bloody political dispute that involves government officials and paramilitary groups. Dir: José Padilha With: Wagner Moura, Irandhir Santos, André Ramiro Action | Crime | Drama | Thriller 115 mins.
A restless retired woman teams up with her deceased neighbor's maid to seek out a man who has a secret connection to her past life as a farm owner at the foothill of Mount Tabu in Africa. Dir: Miguel Gomes With: Teresa Madruga, Laura Soveral, Ana Moreira Drama | Romance 118 mins.
City of Men
Best buddies Acerola and Laranjinha, about to turn 18, discover things about their missing fathers' pasts which will shatter their solid friendship, in the middle of a war between rival drug gangs from Rio's favelas. Dir: Paulo Morelli With: Douglas Silva, Darlan Cunha, Jonathan Haagensen Crime | Drama 106 mins.
Light in Darkness: The Return of Red Light Bandit
A political and existential narrative, Luz nas trevas - A volta do bandido da Luz Vermelha continues the story of Luz Vermelha... Dir: Helena Ignez, Ícaro Martins With: Thais Almeida Prado, Arrigo Barnabé, Ariclenes Barroso Drama 83 mins.
A 1980s-set drama about a teenage girl undergoing her sexual awakening when she learns about her father's infidelities. Dir: Heitor Dhalia With: Laura Neiva, Vincent Cassel, Camilla Belle Drama 97 mins.
In São Paulo, the scheme of the corrupt DA Júlia and her mate, the lawyer Henrique with the gangster... Dir: Afonso Poyart With: Fernando Alves Pinto, Alessandra Negrini, Caco Ciocler Action 108 mins.
Somos Tão Jovens
Dir: Antonio Carlos da Fontoura With: Thiago Mendonça, Laila Zaid, Bruno Torres Biography | Music
Mysteries of Lisbon
Follows a jealous countess, a wealthy businessman, and a young orphaned boy across Portugal, France, Italy and Brazil where they connect with a variety of mysterious individuals. Dir: Raoul Ruiz With: Adriano Luz, Maria João Bastos, Ricardo Pereira Drama | Mystery 272 mins.